Wednesday, March 28, 2012


A film by ana Sophia joanes.

Bellofoodbox invites you a special screen of the documentary Fresh.

When: Tuesday 3 April
Where: No 5 Church Street
Time: 6.00 pm for an all you can eat feast ($16) and 7.30 pm for the movie (no cost)
Contact: Leigh 0400146085

"FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.  Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity.  Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, a 2008 recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant and recently named one of Time’s 100 most influential people; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, made famous by The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the best-selling book by Michael Pollan, who is also featured in the movie; and, Kansas City supermarket owner David Ball, who is challenges our Wal-Mart-dominated economy every day by stocking his stores with products from local suppliers.

FRESH is more than a film; it is a reflection of a rising movement of people and communities across America who are re-inventing our food system.  FRESH celebrates the food architects who offer a practical vision of a new food paradigm and consumer access to it.  Encouraging individuals to take matters into their own hands, FRESH is a guide that empowers people to take an array of actions as energetic as planting urban gardens and creating warm composts from food waste, and as simple as buying locally-grown products and preserving seasonal produce to eat later in the year."

Pearl's note: ".... and did you notice it has Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms in the doco.... one of my personal food heroes :-)

Photo of Joel courtesy of Polyface Farms

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